Mommy’s Diary:: Stylish Girls

stylish girls by vivat veritas

Sources: 1/2/3/4 (from left top, clockwise)

Some recent pins from my “Baby” board on Pinterest.  I need to rename it to “Kids” or something, as Kiko grows up, I am pinning more and more toddler stuff these days. I love these little girl’s outfits. So sassy and chic. Because of the amount of time Kiko spends with Andy, she is always in sweatpants and t-shirts, but I am making her a pink coat that matches with mine. Can’t wait to share the progress of the coat!

Pinterestの”Baby“ボードにかわいい子供服をいろいろピンしてます。
うちの子はもうすぐ3歳になるので、ボードの名前をBabyからKidsとかに変えなきゃなと思うんですが。。。

PinterestはiPhone用のアプリも使いやすくて、電車の中とか、ちょっと時間潰したいときによく見てます。
今年はこのピンク色のコートを自分用に作ったのですが、布が1mほど余ったので、娘にもお揃いで今作成中です。ChieSignature

{find me elsewhere: shopfacebooketsytwitterpinterestinstagram}

Tokyo Visual Arts at Gallery LE DECO

KINETHIC COLOR BARS.Still006A while back, I provided a wardrobe for a promotional video shot by students at Tokyo Visual Arts. Now the video is ready, and will be exhibited this week (1/28/2014-2/1/2014, the Video will be running on 1/28, 1/30 and 2/1 only) at the Gallery, LE DECO in Shibuya! The wardrobe pieces provided were my personal ones, including the one I posted on the blog a few days ago and the one I wore to the wedding. I was not at the shoot, so I have no idea what the video is about, but am excited to find out! If anyone is free this weekend, and wants to check out the event with me, please feel free to email me at chie@vivatveritas.com. The map to the gallery is here.

KINETHIC COLOR BARS.Still007KINETHIC COLOR BARS.Still005
以前、東京ビジュアルアーツの学生さんが作成するPVに衣装を提供する機会がありました。

衣装はShop用ではなく、私物だったのですが、モデルのYUKAさんに着ていただき、今週渋谷のギャラリー、LE DECOで展示されます。

PVのディレクターの方のブログはこちら

フリーのイベントなので、ぜひご興味がありましたらお越しください。

<写真/放送/映画/特殊メイク/マスコミ/サンクリ>

【 開催日 】2014年1月28日(火)〜2月1日(土)
【 時間 】11:00〜19:00
【 入場料 】無料
【 会場 】ギャラリー LE DECO(ルデコ) (MAPはこちら
PVは1/28、1/30、2/1のみ放送されます。ChieSignature

{find me elsewhere: shopfacebooketsytwitterpinterestinstagram}

 

Behind the Scenes:: Fall 2013 Lookbook

vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes4Over this summer, I worked on a few weddings (here and here), and everything else related to my shop update had been pushed back. Now that I am done with big projects, you can expect to see new items in the shop soon.

Last weekend, we went to Yume no Shima park  (夢の島公園)in Shin-Kiba (新木場) to shoot our fall 2013 lookbook. This fall had many typhoons in Japan, so I was worried that we would not be able to shoot on the day we set, but thankfully, it turned out to be a beautiful, fall sunny day.

I am really into the knee-length or midi-length pencil skirt look right now. You will see that in this lookbook..I can’t stop making simple pencil skirts in many different fabrics. This year’s trend is pushing me to try the styles that I would otherwise never try, like cropped top or turtle neck sweaters. I detested turtle necks before (it always made my neck itchy), but since I see them all over the place now, I started to like them. What is your favorite fall/winter trend this year? vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes3 vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes2 vivat veritas ss2013 fall lookbook behind the scenes1

More on my Instagram! xx
ChieSignature

{find me elsewhere: shopfacebooketsytwitterpinterest}

Pinspiration:: 09/18/2013

NYFW pinspiration by vivat veritas

I enjoyed the NYFW photos that popped up on my instagram and Pinterest readers last week. Did you follow the NYFW? What was your favorite?
1. Can’t get enough of the all white outfit. Joie Spring 2014.
2. Alexander Wang always offers fresh and new take on the yearly trend. I don’t know how wearable this is, but still like the new way to show off the midriff.
3. I love the jumpsuit and colorful tote combination from the NYFW street style snap.
4. Such a stylish mom-to-be!
5. Colorful and boxy silhouette outfits from J. Crew.
6. Midi length skirts were everywhere in the NYFW street style. This one with jewels all over is amazing, combined with a white tank and colorful clutch. This midi skirt is also my favorite.

Follow me on Pinterest for more (my Fashion inspiration board is here)! xx

ChieSignature

{find me elsewhere: shop, facebook, etsy, twitter, pinterest}

 

Fashion’s Night Out in Tokyo

Have you ever heard of FASHION’S NIGHT OUT (FNO)? I joined it on 7th September for the first time!

FNO is the huge shopping event in Omotesando area, which is produced by Vogue. You can enjoy not only night shopping, but also cocktail service, free-novelty goods, DJ and etc. You just stop by any shop, and enjoy them.

sticker

I got this sticker before starting FNO.

omotesando hills

The main place of FNO; Omotesando Hills. The opening and closing parties were held here.

drink

Cocktail at LANVIN. Champagne, cocktail, beer… various drink welcomed you at many shops.

guy

Yes. This is party. In front of TOKYU PLAZA.

novelties

Eco bags, chocolate candy, dry fruits, lip-balm, rings, badges, tattoo-stickers… everything is free!

It was a great chance to cruise inside high fashion brand shops, which I sometimes hesitate to enter. Some shops provided exclusive items during FNO. Watching fashionistas (real and wannabe) was also a lot of fun!

FNO is held all over the world every year. I’ll definitely go next year!

Fashion’s Night Out(FNO)って知ってますか?Vogueが主催するショッピングイベントです!9月7日のFNOに行ってきました。

表参道を中心に原宿、青山エリアで行われていて、街中お祭り騒ぎ。おしゃれな人々を観察するのも楽しいです!

FNOの間中は、各ショップが様々なイベントを行っています。シャンパンサービス、ノベルティーグッズの配布などなどお金をかけずに楽しめるし、限定商品の販売等も行っています。普段はちょっと入るのに躊躇してしまうお店もこの日なら悠々と入れますw

Vogueが発行されている世界各地でこのイベントは毎年行われているようです。

来年も絶対に行きたいです!

rina signature

More Rina’s posts….
- Silk Painting Groom’s Vest
- Wedding Project Progress: Dress Shirt Completed
- Dress for Jazz Concert
- The Process of Making Wedding Dress
- Book Review: Over 100 Years of Style by Decade and Designer, in Association with Vogue
- Handmade Dog Cllothes

Labor Day Weekend Sale

labor day sale vivat veritasLabor Day sale on both Shop and Etsy shop! Applies to ready-to-ship items only. The above picture is Chasing the Waterfall dress.

 

Inspiration: Like Mother, Like Daughter

greymagazine6I haven’t done the inspiration posts for a while, but I could not resist sharing this one. This is from Grey S/S 2013, via Studded Hearts. I really like the styling; it is a fun inspiration for a future photo shoot possibly involving Kiko …

greymagazine7 greymagazine5 greymagazine4 greymagazine3 greymagazine2 greymagazine1ChieSignature

{find me elsewhere: shopfacebooketsytwitterpinterest}

Spring 2013 Lookbook Shoot Behind the Scenes

vivat veritas spring 2013 clothesToday turned out to be a really beautiful day with warm Spring weather, around 20 degrees Celsius  We did a Spring 2013 lookbook shoot at a green garden in Kanagawa prefecture today. We could not have asked for better weather.

This lookbook was, unfortunately, prepared in rush, since I was gone for the past two weeks to NY. Once I got back last week, I worked hard at night to get stuff done for the shoot, from sewing sample pieces for the shoot, planning a makeup and styling options and coordinating with other team members. I was a bit nervous how it would turn out, but everyone was sweet and things went smoothly. Here is some sneak peak of what was in behind the scenes of the photoshoot.

pink roses vivat veritas spring 2013 clothes behind the scnesSpring 2013 lookbook shoot oslo and alfred jewlriesvivat veritas spring 2013 clothes behind the scnes3 vivat veritas spring 2013 clothes behind the scnes2 spring 2013 lookbook shoot make up tools2 spring 2013 lookbook shoot make up tools spring 2013 lookbook shoot make up session hair and make up spring 2013 lookbook shoot behind the scenes rini and chieChieSignature

 

Shop Update: Spring Lace Tops

Shopupdate Lacetops by Vivat VeritasTop: Floral lace top (via etsy), Bottom: Sheer black lace top (via etsy)

floral headband circleFloral headband (via etsy)

The shop is finally updated with new pieces (etsy shop too!)! I made these two Spring tops with lace inserts in the middle. The top falls to hip line with a slight flare, like peplum. They are loose fitted and very comfortable!

More is coming to the shop very soon. Since my new sewing machine has arrived, I am super motivated to try different fabrics on my machine. I will write a more detailed review on the industrial machine soon. It is amazing! So fast and powerful. I wish I would have gotten it sooner. For now, here is the picture of my new machine!

ChieSignature

Sketch Everyday

fashion sketch1 by vivat veritas

What is your New Year’s resolution for 2013? Mine is to practice sketching everyday. I wanted to make a goal that I can work toward everyday. After working on the dancers’ costumes last year, I saw my desperate need for better sketching. When talking with the dancer it became increasing difficult  to finalize the design, mostly because the lack of my drawing/sketching skills. I took art in high school and I liked it very much but once I went into the “real world” with jobs and what not I just didn’t have time to sit down and practice drawing.

As a starter, I decided to imitate the fashion drawing from the book, Dress Patterns by Adele P. Margolis. It was a gift from Andy’s grandmother last Christmas. It is an awesome book by the way, if you want to learn about pattern drafting and manipulation. The book includes a lot of illustrations, and I was attracted by the vintage feel of the drawings. So I’m spending 5-10 minutes everyday replicating drawings  from the book. Hopefully over time, I will be able to draw on my own.

So here are my sketches from last week…

fashion sketch by vivatveritas2fashion sketch3 by vivat veritasfashion sketch4 by vivat veritas After a week of sketching, I definitely feel more comfortable than before. Sketching the fingers I found the most difficult. Also the face, with a tiny little bit of difference, a woman’s face can look really scary!!

ChieSignature

 

Social links powered by Ecreative Internet Marketing